Vinyl Interior, Four Wheel Drive, Seatbelts, Manual Convertible Top, Power Brakes Admittedly, the Land Rover isn’t built for speed, but the stout 2.25-litre inline-four got a compression boost in the Series IIA and if you’ve got the time, this truck will get you anywhere on the planet. The under-hood area is obviously built with severe conditions in mind, and includes a heavy-duty air filter for the side-draft carburetor, a gigantic radiator, and wiring that’s ostensibly designed to resist the elements and ward off Lucas, Prince of Darkness. The 4-speed manual gearbox is synchronized in all four gears and the 2-speed transfer case allows you to crawl over obstacles that would disable a lesser 4×4. Modern power brakes are a must-have, and have made everyday driving much more pleasurable and safe. The chassis on this one is clean enough that it probably hasn’t seen much off-road action recently and certainly nothing abusive, and thanks to massive parts availability and simple service, it’ll be cheap and easy to keep this one running indefinitely. And no Land Rover is complete without the white-painted steel wheels, with these wearing 7.50-16 tires that are suitably knobbly.
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Location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States